Saturday 17 December at 1pm … in Treasures Of The Voice, programmer Paul Cooke has chosen music from Scandinavia. A selection of Swedish and Norwegian songs performed by Anne Sofie von Otter and Bengt Forsberg are followed by a performance by the ensemble Triakel of ‘The crofter’s Christmas Eve lullaby’ and a pair of Sibelius songs sung by the Finnish heavy metal singer, Tarja. Ros: suite for Christmas, an arrangement of Norwegian Yuletide music, concludes the program.
Saturday 17 December, 6pm … in Stage And Screen, programmer Angela Cockburn wishes you ‘a very merry Christmas’ with selections from Annie, Scrooge, Mame and Pickwick, along with ‘Christmas night in Harlem’, ‘Chestnuts roasting by an open fire’ and ‘Swingin’ them jingle bells’.
Sunday 18 December at 8:30 pm … in New Horizons, programmer Nev Dorrington has prepared a varied program. Leaning heavily on Vangelis, with music from the films Chariots of fire and Antarctica, he also draws on the work of Australian musician, singer and composer Lisa Gerrard, including music composed for the film Gladiator in collaboration with Hans Zimmer.